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Alpine Pond Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (12)

A scenic loop with multiple access points and a cutoff option.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

10,609' 3,234 m

High

10,456' 3,187 m

Low

159' 48 m

Up

159' 48 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A scenic loop with gradual grades, a nice pond and the option to shorten.

Description

This is a roughly two-mile loop trail through beautiful mixed forest and meadows. There's a cutoff (Alpine Pond Trail Cutoff) roughly midway through that allows you to cut the length in half. The lower half of the trail has outstanding views of the "breaks." The upper portion of the trail meanders through meadows full of native wildflowers, stands of spruce-fir and aspen, and past ancient deposits of volcanic materials.

Alpine pond, a beautiful spring-fed pond, is located about halfway through the loop. This is a great place to relax and have a snack during your hike. A small stand of bristlecone pines can also be viewed from this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Spruce-fir and aspen forest with occasional wildflower-filled meadows.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 12 votes

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Photos

View of the pond
Jul 29, 2018 near Parowan, UT
Fins at Cedar Breaks with Blowhard Mountain in the background seen from the Chessman Ridge Overlook
Jun 6, 2017 near Parowan, UT
Field of larkspurs
Jul 29, 2018 near Parowan, UT
Fall colors at Cedar Break.
Mar 3, 2016 near Parowan, UT

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Nov 4, 2020
Benjamin Johnson
Nice little "hike" with a few really pretty spots
Oct 23, 2020
Lou Hibbard
With Jan 2mi
Jul 19, 2020
Ian F
2h 54m
Jun 26, 2020
Tyson Harty
25 interpretive signs. Kids played on snow.
Jul 20, 2019
Stephen Mason
One of our favorite trails here! Love the forest and meadows! 2mi
Jul 29, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Not too difficult a trail with nice views and many wildflowers 2.2mi — 1h 15m
Jul 14, 2018
Chip Lawton
Jul 13, 2018
Kristina Mason
Beautiful trail with stunning forest views and beautiful wildflowers through the forest and meadow scenery. Pond was beautiful but did have mosquitos. 2.2mi